The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 26 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 77 67 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.58% 5.70% 5.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.93% 6.08% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 21
Average daily rate
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£418 £406 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £725 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.18%
Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1563 1102 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 92.98% 93.71% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 597 456
Average daily rate £388 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 33
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.51 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.85 £42.00 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 49 (42.24%) Finance
2 23 (19.83%) Data Centre
3 22 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (17.24%) Migration
5 17 (14.66%) Banking
5 17 (14.66%) Windows
6 15 (12.93%) Informatica
6 15 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
8 12 (10.34%) Cisco
8 12 (10.34%) Active Directory
8 12 (10.34%) User Experience
9 11 (9.48%) UNIX
9 11 (9.48%) ITIL
9 11 (9.48%) Law
9 11 (9.48%) PowerShell
10 10 (8.62%) Axure RP
10 10 (8.62%) VMware
10 10 (8.62%) PowerCenter
10 10 (8.62%) TCP/IP
10 10 (8.62%) Data Quality
11 9 (7.76%) Master Data Management
11 9 (7.76%) Firewall
11 9 (7.76%) Data Management
12 8 (6.90%) Customer Engagement
12 8 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (6.90%) HP
13 7 (6.03%) Photoshop
13 7 (6.03%) Oracle
13 7 (6.03%) Veritas

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.45%) PowerExchange
3 3 (2.59%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.72%) SAS
4 2 (1.72%) IIS
4 2 (1.72%) JBoss
4 2 (1.72%) Apache
4 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.86%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.86%) CICS
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) Photoshop
1 7 (6.03%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.59%) MS Office
4 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.72%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.86%) ACBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.45%) Office 365
2 3 (2.59%) SaaS
3 1 (0.86%) Force.com
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.62%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.76%) Firewall
3 6 (5.17%) SAN
4 3 (2.59%) Network Security
4 3 (2.59%) DNS
4 3 (2.59%) DHCP
4 3 (2.59%) NAS
5 2 (1.72%) PPP
5 2 (1.72%) LDAP
5 2 (1.72%) ATM
5 2 (1.72%) ISDN
5 2 (1.72%) LAN
5 2 (1.72%) WAN
5 2 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.72%) VLAN
5 2 (1.72%) OSPF
5 2 (1.72%) BGP
5 2 (1.72%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.86%) HTTP
6 1 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.62%) PowerCenter
2 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.72%) SAP BI
4 2 (1.72%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.86%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.86%) Kalido
5 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (8.62%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.72%) Selenium
3 1 (0.86%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.86%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.86%) MSI
3 1 (0.86%) InstallShield
General
1 49 (42.24%) Finance
2 17 (14.66%) Banking
3 11 (9.48%) Law
4 6 (5.17%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.45%) Retail
6 2 (1.72%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.86%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.59%) Web Services
2 2 (1.72%) HTML
2 2 (1.72%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.86%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.86%) CSS
3 1 (0.86%) Middleware
3 1 (0.86%) SAP XI
3 1 (0.86%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.83%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.34%) User Experience
3 6 (5.17%) Clustering
4 5 (4.31%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.31%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.72%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.86%) Animation
6 1 (0.86%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.86%) DataPower
6 1 (0.86%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.66%) Windows
2 11 (9.48%) UNIX
3 6 (5.17%) Solaris
3 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.31%) Linux
5 4 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.72%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (17.24%) Migration
3 15 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (9.48%) ITIL
5 9 (7.76%) Data Management
5 9 (7.76%) Master Data Management
6 8 (6.90%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (4.31%) Project Management
8 4 (3.45%) Password Management
8 4 (3.45%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (2.59%) SIEM
9 3 (2.59%) Document Management
9 3 (2.59%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.59%) CRM
9 3 (2.59%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (1.72%) Change Management
10 2 (1.72%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.72%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (1.72%) Load Balancing
10 2 (1.72%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.48%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.31%) VB
3 3 (2.59%) SQL
3 3 (2.59%) VBScript
4 2 (1.72%) Java
5 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.86%) REXX
5 1 (0.86%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.31%) CCIE
1 5 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (4.31%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.45%) CCNP
2 4 (3.45%) CCNA
3 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.59%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.72%) MCSE
4 2 (1.72%) CCSA
4 2 (1.72%) Degree
4 2 (1.72%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.72%) CISSP
5 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.86%) CISA
5 1 (0.86%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.86%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.59%) QA
3 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.86%) SLA
4 1 (0.86%) BS7799
System Software
1 12 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (5.17%) Veritas File System
3 6 (5.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (3.45%) vSphere
4 4 (3.45%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.59%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.86%) XenApp
6 1 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.86%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.86%) RACF
6 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.86%) vCloud
6 1 (0.86%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (3.45%) SCCM
2 2 (1.72%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.86%) SCOM
3 1 (0.86%) Control-M
3 1 (0.86%) MIIS
3 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (12.93%) Informatica
2 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.34%) Cisco
4 10 (8.62%) VMware
5 8 (6.90%) HP
6 7 (6.03%) Oracle
6 7 (6.03%) Veritas
7 5 (4.31%) SAP
8 4 (3.45%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.72%) Dell
9 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.72%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.72%) Teradata
9 2 (1.72%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.86%) Infor
10 1 (0.86%) Tableau
10 1 (0.86%) Lotus
10 1 (0.86%) EMC
10 1 (0.86%) Citrix
10 1 (0.86%) BMC
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